Manor link for new British F3 team
|By Ben Anderson||Thursday, January 14th 2010, 08:51 GMT|
A new team called Sino Vision Racing will join the British Formula 3 grid this season with help from outgoing category stalwart Manor Motorsport.
After gaining an entry to Formula 1 for 2010, Manor has quit the F3 Euro Series to switch to GP3 under the Virgin Racing banner.
The squad has sold two of its Dallara-Mercedes to ex-German F3 Cup mechanic Chris Churchill, whose team will run the cars with technical support provided by John Booth's squad.
Sino Vision has signed ex-German F3 Cup racer and Chinese A1GP rookie test driver Adderly Fong to lead its line-up and is currently on the lookout for a second driver.
Churchill, who ran bikes for Honda and Suzuki in World Motocross before switching to cars, said: "The initial aim of Sino Vision Racing is to find its feet in Formula 3 and be as competitive as possible.
"Obviously everybody wants to win, but our primary goal for the first few races is to be competitive and work on a good set-up for our cars. We will be working with the support of Manor Motorsport to help us achieve this.
"We also want to provide our driver Adderly Fong with a secure, friendly environment in which he can progress and grow. I am confidant Adderly will do well in his first season in British F3. He is training hard and is very focused on the year ahead.
"Long term, we hope to be winning races. We are keen to sign a second driver and are talking to a couple of people at the moment."